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Porsche - Brake Drum 356 A

Brake Drum 356 A

Classic performance.
Modern braking.

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356. A number that inspires sports car enthusiasts.

Because the 356 is no ordinary model. But the first series production model to bear the Porsche name. The original 356 was built from 1948 until 1965 and was fitted with many standard Volkswagen parts. And the 356 is still in existence today, as an icon. And as a road-going classic car that remains a pleasure to drive.

But requirements have increased since the 1950s, particularly for safety-related components such as the braking system. Which is why it should be regularly serviced – and any worn parts replaced. Over the years, however, stocks of genuine spare parts have been depleted.

The solution:

Brake drums like the originals.

The solution:

Brake drums like the originals.

Porsche Classic has now remedied this situation for the Porsche 356 A with its new edition of brake drums for both axles, which are exactly the same as the original equipment of the 1950s. Because instead of a like-for-like replacement, owners previously only had two options, as required. Either to use the 356 B brake drum, which involved considerable time and cost and didn’t retain the original look. Or to repair the old brake drum. Over time, neither of these compromise solutions was good enough for a 356 A. The new edition now offers 356 A owners a perfect solution. Produced in accordance with the original plans and featuring the original look, of course. And just like the original 356 A brake drum, the new edition is also ‘Made in Austria’.

The manufacturing

The only part of a Porsche that is
designed to slow things down.

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The result? Porsche standards.

The complex manufacture of the Porsche Classic brake drum from a forged blank differentiates it from other spare parts on the market. The result? Porsche standards. Following its production, the brake drum has successfully completed all our internal test procedures. And of course the General Operating Licence (German ABE) also remains in effect.

After all, your safety is paramount. As is the impressive result: yesterday’s driving pleasure combined with today’s braking safety. As befits a Porsche icon.

Our new brake drums for the 356 A are a worthwhile investment in performance and driver safety. Because worn or off-centre brake drums can lead to various malfunctions. Brakes that pull unequally, pulsate and tend to jam are just as big a warning signal as excessive pedal travel. The brake drums should be checked by your Porsche Classic Partner or Porsche Centre if any of these signs occur, if not before.

Reissued: The brake drums for your 356 A

Porsche Classic genuine parts for your 356 brake system

Porsche - Set of brake shoes For all 356 cars for model years 1950–1963

Set of brake shoes

For all 356 cars for model years 1950–1963

Porsche - Set of brake shoes For all 356 cars for model years 1950–1963

Set of brake shoes

For all 356 cars for model years 1950–1963

The brake shoes featuring a lining with a width of 40 mm and thickness of 7 mm (part no. PCG35103303) are suitable for new brake drums and those in mint condition in compliance with the specifications in the relevant repair manual.

The oversize brake shoes (part no. PCG35103353) featuring a lining with a width of 40 mm and thickness of 7.5 mm are suitable for used brake drums in compliance with the specifications in the relevant repair manual.

Both kits consist of four brake shoes.

For further information, please contact your Porsche Classic Partner or your Porsche Centre.

Porsche - 356 B brake drum for all 356 B cars for model years 1959–1963

356 B brake drum

for all 356 B cars for model years 1959–1963

Porsche - 356 B brake drum for all 356 B cars for model years 1959–1963

356 B brake drum

for all 356 B cars for model years 1959–1963

Part number front axle: 69534106101
Part number rear axle: 69533106101

Porsche - 356 C brake disc for all 356 C cars for model years 1963–1965

356 C brake disc

for all 356 C cars for model years 1963–1965

Porsche - 356 C brake disc for all 356 C cars for model years 1963–1965

356 C brake disc

for all 356 C cars for model years 1963–1965

Part number front axle: 90135140112
Part number rear axle: 90135240111

Downloads

Learn more about the Porsche Classic 356 A brake drum.

356 A brake drum flyer (PDF; 1.4 MB)